Shampoo Technician (Certificate)

Program Description

The Shampoo Technician technical certificate of credit introduces courses that prepare students for careers in the field of cosmetology as shampoo technicians. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training for safety, sanitation, state laws, rules and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, structure of the hair, diseases and disorders of the hair and scalp, hair and scalp analysis, basic hair and scalp treatments, basic shampooing techniques, reception sales, management, employability skills, and work ethics. Graduates receive a Shampoo Technician technical certificate of credit and are employable as a cosmetology salesperson, salon manager, or salon owner.

Program Details

  • Major Code: ST11
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campuses, Butts Center
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
  • Minimum Length of Program: 1 Term
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 12

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED are NOT required
  • Meet assessment requirements

Note:  Students enrolled in the Cosmetology program MUST meet the general and program admission requirements for Cosmetology.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.


The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

First Term
Choose One:
EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Prof Development OR2
PSYC 1010Basic Psychology (3)
COSM 1000Introduction to Cosmetology Theory4
COSM 1020Hair Care and Treatment3

Graduates receive a Shampoo Technician technical certificate of credit and are employable as a shampoo technician, industry salesperson, salon manager, or salon owner.

Shampoo Technician

Program Advisors
Kimberly Rawlins/Griffin Campus
Cosmetology Program Coordinator

Susan Allen/Flint Campus

Kelly Evans/Griffin Campus

Jeannie Kimbell/Griffin Campus

Patricia Neal/Griffin Campus

Career and Academic Planning
Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
Flint Campus
Room 250A